January 25th, 2017
Welcome to 2017! The second half of the school year began with some fantastic news for the students and staff of Grant Park School District #6. In early January, district officials were notified that District #6 had been selected as one of the “Top Illinois Schools” according to rankings by NICHE. This prestigious ranking was based on several variables, such as overall school achievement, culture, club activities offered, demographics of staff, and surveys. Without doubt, it created a sense of pride throughout our school district. On behalf of the District, I sincerely appreciate the verbal congrats, positive notes, and appreciative comments heard throughout the community during the past month.
Although we are very appreciative of the awards presented to the district during the last three years (ISBE Academic Honor Roll, US NEWS Best High School, and now NICHE Top 100), we are most proud of the outstanding achievements by our students. In addition, our staff is a key ingredient to the success stories that are routinely achieved by our students. As I have mentioned many times over the years, we make every attempt to find talented instructors that possess a compassion for the students they serve. I am very fortunate that I witness this event every day in our hallways.
Thanks for your continued support to Grant Park School District #6. Your efforts and dedication play a key role in the education of our students. Happy 2017!
Dr. John Palan
Superintendent, Grant Park #6